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Made in New York, New York, United States
Mahogany with ash, yellow poplar
40 x 78 x 31 in. (101.6 x 198.1 x 78.7 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of the Members of the Committee of the Bertha King Benkard Memorial Fund, 1946
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 725
The square-back sofa with a relief-carved crest tablet and downswept arms is a type distinctive to New York City in the first decade of the nineteenth century. These sofas are often attributed to the cabinet-making partnership of Slover and Taylor, located at 94 Broad Street from 1802 through 1804, due to the existence of a labeled square-backed chair with a similar crest tablet.
Mrs. Harry Horton (Bertha King) Benkard, Oyster Bay, New York, until died 1945; [Members of the Committee of the Bertha King Benkard Memorial Fund, Wilmington, Delaware, 1945–1946]
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